Hate to say this, back in jr high days, a neighbor kid would bring over this long metal ground probe we plugged into a socket. The nightcrawlers would exit the ground quickly. We had to be careful not to grab worms until we unplugged it.I was in a sporting goods store yesterday and couldn't help but notice the 1000 of different plastic worms, minnows and crayfish patterns . Those things look so real. I can remember the good old days when I turn logs to look for red worms. Stayed up all night after a rain with a flashlight looking for night crawlers. Turning rocks in the stream looking for cray fish. Yep those were the days of simple fishing.
Insane, cruel, effective for bait for sucker tournaments.